Class VI student drowns in water park

Class VI student drowns in water park

A class six student drowned in a pool at Wonderla Amusement Park near Bidadi, about 28 kilometre from the City, on Monday afternoon. 

Sabrina, 12, was a student of St Martha’s School in R T Nagar. The school management had organised a daylong outing to Wonderla.

Police said the incident took place when the children went back to play after lunch. Sabrina was playing in the Wave Pool when she slipped and drowned.

Though she was brought out of the water immediately and administered first aid, she did not respond to the treatment as she had consumed a lot of water and was in state of shock. The management tried to shift her to a hospital in Bangalore, but she died en route.

The victim’s parents and the school management have lodged a complaint against the WonderLa Amusement Park in the Bidadi police station.

According to Rudresh, AGM, Wonderla Holidays, the incident happened at 3:30 pm at the pool in the park. The pool is two-and-a half-foot deep and the pool area is manned by 18 lifeguards at any given point of time.

“There were three girls in the pool at that time when a lifeguard noticed the group moving towards a pillar in the corner. When one of the girls began to drown, the lifeguard rescued her from the pool in less than 15 seconds and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Oxygen was provided at the park’s medical facility. Sabrina was immediately rushed to Rajarajeshwari Hospital for treatment,” he stated in a press release.

He claimed the management ensured that all measures were taken to prevent the loss of life. In a similar incident in November last year, Tejas, a class III student of Mother Theresa School at Jalahalli had drowned in a swimming pool of Residential Holiday Resort in Nelamangala. He was one of the 300 students taken on a trip. 

Arjun R, a Class IX student of a government school at Devanahalli drowned in a swimming pool during a summer camp in April last year. He was one of the 39 students registered for the camp organised by Devanahalli Samskrutika Sangha at a resort on the Devanahalli-Doddaballapur highway, 40 kilometre from Bangalore.

Woman murderedA 42-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and murdered by a four-member gang at her residence on Apna Bazaar Road, Sreenivasa Reddy Layout in Ramamurthy Nagar on Monday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Nirmala, wife of Bhaskar. Nirmala’s mother Lalithamma was at home when the crime took place and she is the only eye witness to the murder. Police said preliminary investigations pointed to murder for gain. But rivalry, personal enmity and financial dealings as motives behind the murder are not ruled out.

The couple were staying in a rented accommodation and had four children. Ther eldest daughter was married and settled in Thiruvananthapuram. Nirmala ran a beauty parlour in Ramamurthy Nagar. 
According to Lalithamma, around 2 pm, she heard her daughter scream while she was taking a bath. When she peeped out of the bathroom, she saw four men, in their early 20s, attacking her daughter with metal rods. She said three men held her daughter, while the fourth one struck Nirmala on her head and snatched her gold chain. The attackers then fled in their four-wheeler, Lalithamma told the police.

With the help of neighbours, Nirmala was shifted to a private nursing home where the doctors referred her to another hospital with more facilities. But, Nirmala succumbed to the injuries midway.